Last night’s BBC Radio 3 concert – correction needed.

Last night’s BBC Radio 3 concert – correction needed.

My ears pricked up when the R3 announcer stated that Philippe Jordan [pictured] is music director of the Vienna Philharmonic. Actually … he heads the Vienna Symphony Orchestra (Wiener Symphoniker, although he steps down next year for the Wiener Staatsoper). And while...
BBC Radio 3 last night – putting the record straight.

BBC Radio 3 last night – putting the record straight.

Last night (Sept 28 @ 7.30) R3 broadcast a concert by the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta that they gave in Vienna. The BBC presenter said from “last year … October 2019”. Yours truly was not so sure; turns out it took place a year earlier:...
Column Post #1,000. Just saying!

Column Post #1,000. Just saying!

Not a bad score given earnest activity on my Column only really started on April 5. However, quality before quantity at-all-times, and I hope I get somewhere near to the former. Anyway, what was intended as an occasional outlet for yours truly seems to have become a...
Post #950: LPO label: Sir Adrian Boult.

Post #950: LPO label: Sir Adrian Boult.

London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult, 1968, Canterbury Cathedral, The Dream of Gerontius “Timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Sir Adrian Boult’s appointment as Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, this...